Reimagining American Community

Sam Rocha visits the Soap Box to answer questions about his somewhat–shall we say, “heterodox?”–review of the popular Christian film “God’s Not Dead” which goes beyond critique of a single film and offers some timely reflections on an entire genre and, in fact, an entire culture. Rocha says, frankly, that the problem is not that the message presented is a superficial version of Christianity, but that it is in his view not even Christian. But don’t make the mistake of writing off Rocha as a grouch. He offers a searing critique of Christian filmmaking, but has produced a much larger body of positive work through his other writings and his musical work here and here. Do give them a look, and stay tuned for more from this guy.

Watch the interview here:

About the guest:

Sam Rocha is assistant professor of philosophy of education at the University of British Columbia, a blogger at the Patheos Catholic channel, and a soul musician. His debut LP is an Augustinian soul album titled, Late to Love.

About the Author
Daniel Schwindt is Editor-in-chief at Solidarity Hall. He hails from the plains of central Kansas, a cultural navel of the world, and from there hurls his literary lighting bolts far and wide. His writings include Letter to my Generation: On Identity, Direction, and Disbelief, The Pursuit of Sanity, and Holocaust of the Childlike.